U-M Women Take Four Titles at Toledo Invite
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» U-M won four events at the Rockets' Fetterman Stadium and University of Toledo Outdoor Track on Friday. Sami Michell was the top finisher in the 100-meter hurdles, Emily Wee won the 400-meter hurdles and Maya Long won the 400-meter dash, while Jeryne Fish took first place in the long jump.
» A pair of Wolverines also set personal bests during today's events: Elizabeth Prieskorn in the javelin and and Fish set an outdoor-best in the long jump.
» Today's meet represents the regular-season finale for the Wolverines, who begin the championship phase of the season with the Big Ten Outdoor Championships next week (May 13-15) at Nebraska.
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Site: Toledo, Ohio (Fetterman Stadium and University of Toledo Outdoor Track)
Event: Toledo Invitational
U-M Team Result: No Team Scoring
Next U-M Event: Fri-Sun., May 13-15 -- at Big Ten Outdoor Championships (Lincoln, Neb.), Noon/9:30 a.m./Noon CDT
TOLEDO, Ohio -- The University of Michigan women's track and field team made sure that the close of the 2016 regular season was a good one, claiming four event titles at the Toledo Invitational on Friday (May 6). U-M competed in 10 events at the Rockets' Fetterman Stadium and University of Toledo Outdoor Track, winning the 100 and 400-meter hurdles, the 400-meter dash and the long jump.
Head coach James Henry and his staff used this meet as a momentum builder for a few of their athletes heading into the Big Ten Outdoor Championships next weekend.
"Overall, we just wanted to give a few more people a chance to perform this week," said Henry. "The week before Big Tens can be a great time to get a good race in and get their confidence up. I think we accomplished what we were after."
A trio of Wolverines earned event titles on the track Friday. Senior Maya Long won the 400-meter race in 54.06, a victory of more than 2.3 seconds.
In the hurdles, U-M swept both races with junior Sami Michell winning the 100-meter hurdles in 13.93 and senior/junior Emily Wee crossing first in the the 400-meter hurdles in 1:00.09.
Freshman Jeryne Fish had her first win as a Wolverine in the long jump, landing her second attempt at 5.74 meters (18-10 ft.), a season best and outdoor PR.
Junior/sophomore Courtney Munley was the runner-up in the 1,500-meter run, while sophomore Sydney Badger won the race competing unattached in a PR 4:30.52. Freshman Natalie Baxter also ran unattached.
Both competing U-M throwers earned third-place finishes on Friday. Sophomore Kayla Deering threw shot put, landing her opening effort at 14.56 meters (47-9.25 ft.), and sophomore/freshman Elizabeth Prieskorn continued her steady improvement in the javelin. After making her debut at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge (March 25-26), Prieskorn has set a PR in each competition and landed another personal best today at 36.55 meters (119-11 ft.).
Three athletes competed in the pole vault, led by third-place finishing junior/sophomore Sarah Uhlian (3.66 meters; 12-0 ft.). Freshman Emma Bauer had her second straight top-five finish, placing fourth. Both she and senior Claire Tewksbury cleared 3.51 meters (11-6.25 ft.).
U-M is now locked into the championship phase of the season, with the Big Ten Championships Outdoor next on the schedule (May 13-15). The University of Nebraska is hosting this year's championships.
COLLEGIATE PERSONAL BESTS
Elizabeth Prieskorn -- 36.55 meters (119-11 ft.)
Jeryne Fish -- 5.74 meters (18-10 ft.)*
* = Outdoor best
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